Dr. Thomas Fischer
Manager of Covestro Deutschland AG
United States of America
Dr. Thomas Fischer, born 1955, graduated from the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany with a chemical engineering degree in 1982 and with a doctor’s degree in 1987. From 1984 to 1985 he studied industrial engineering at University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) Dortmund, Germany. In 1986 he began his career at Bayer Group where he held different positions with increasing managerial responsibilities in Uerdingen, Dormagen and Leverkusen. Within Covestro Deutschland AG Fischer has the position of Vice President Special Projects in the department Human Resources Germany. In 1998 he was elected chairman of the of the Managerial Employees’ Committee at the Uerdingen site. From 2005 to 2015 he was chairman of the managerial employees’ committee (Sprecherausschuss) of Bayer (Konzernsprecherausschuss) and is now chairman of the managerial employees’ committee (Sprecherausschuss) of Covestro. Fischer is member of the supervisory boards of Bayer Pensionskasse, of Bayer AG (member of the Audit Committee), of Covestro Deutschland AG and of Covestro AG (member of the Human Resources Committee). In the managers’ federations in Germany Fischer is president of the VAA (Verband angestellter Akademiker und leitender Angestellter) and vice-president of the ULA (United Leaders Association). In the European Federation of Managers in the Chemical and Allied Industries, FECCIA, Fischer is vice-president.